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#1 posted 09-27-2010 08:12 PM

A hundred years ago, while in the Boy Scouts, I made a long bow as required for the merit badge. Must have been about 1956-7. I don’t know about now. The long bow I made is just over 80” long and pulls today at about 45#. It is 1 3/4” in diameter at the grip, and weighs 2# 7oz. I am not acurate with it due to lack of practice. It is a copy of the English yoeman type bow of the type as seen in the movie “Braveheart”. It was not meant to hunt with, but was used as a part of a multiple launch volley.

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